Tuesday, March 8, 2022

space pirates

1 1/2 oz Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum
1/2 oz Paranubes Mexican Agricole Rum
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Guava Syrup (*)
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a festive mug, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with mint sprigs.
(*) Guava purée mixed 1:1 with sugar.

Two Tuesdays ago, Backbar advertised their drink of the week called Space Pirates to coincide with their Cocktails Around the Solar System menu, and I was lured in despite having been there only two weeks prior. The drink was created by bar manager Carlo Caroscio, and this seeming Jungle Bird riff was subtitled "Adventure through the Last Frontier (* Limit 2 per Person)". I was intrigued by the guava-Campari combination here that I have seen before in the Jakartoni that I did at Loyal Nine and in Tiki Lindy's Piranha Punch.
The Space Pirates that bartender Antony "T-Bone" Brocatto made for me began with mint over rum funk aromas. Next, guava, lime, and caramel on the sip plundered the funky rum on the swallow with a bitter and cinnamon finish.

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